Only 13% of Biden's Illegals Freed Ever Showed Up After Being Released
Releasing illegal aliens in the United States and then asking them to show up works about as well as the similar Democrat policy of releasing criminals without bail and then asking them to show up in court.
But those aren't policy bugs, they're policy features.
Here's the initial scale of the open borders catastrophe that Biden and his radical faction are inflicting on Americans.
About 50,000 migrants who crossed the southern border illegally have now been released in the United States without a court date. Although they are told to report to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office instead, just 13% have shown up so far, Axios has learned.
Why it matters: The sizable numbers are a sign of just how overwhelmed some sectors of the U.S.-Mexico border continue to be: A single stretch covering the Rio Grande Valley had 20,000 apprehensions in a week.
When we're talking about 50,000, those are the 50,000 that were apprehended and then released with a request to show up. Not all of the illegals invading America under Biden's open borders policy.
It's unprecedented for agents to release migrants without an official notice to appear in court. Where it has occurred recently, migrants have instead been given a list of addresses and contacts for ICE offices across the country and told to report to one of them.
The hope has been for migrants to show up at these offices after reaching their final destination, to get work permits.
Hope and change. Works about as well.
By the numbers: Just 6,700 migrants who crossed between mid-March and mid-July showed up at ICE offices as of Monday, one source briefed on Department of Homeland Security data told Axios.